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WE GREET YOU with our 23rd annual cata- 
log and fittingly pay homage to two of the great- 
est hybridizers of the day. Fortunate are we to 
be the introducers and distributors of the new 
Irises brought about through the genius of these 

(The Iris Society of England) 

Won by Americans only five times 
in previous Iris history, was awarded 
in 1949 to David Hall, of Wilmette, Illinois. 

The citation reads in part: 
"... whose claim to lastinfi; fame 
will probably rest on his work 
in raising what are known as the "flamingo 
pinks." Many hybridizers have improved 
upon existing varieties, but 
few have had the good fortune or skill 
to introduce a new color into the Iris family. 
David Hall is one of the fortunate 
and skillful few, and he well deserves 
the honor we are paying him." 


In 1950 the same award was made to 
Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge, Silverton, Oregon. 

We quote: 

"Many of these . . . the wonderful 
coppers, reds and browns introduced 
in recent years . . . have won Awards o-f 
Merit in America and several have already gained 
this award in England. Those who have 
seen Daybreak, Ranger, Goldbeater, 
Bryce Canyon, Chamois, Good News, 
Pretty Quadroon and the numerous 
other notables . . . will realize 
the debt that we owe to him." 


For garden color galore, for cutting, for exliihi- 
tion, for a hobby . . . the one garden plant that 
succeeds in hot climates and in cold ones as well. 
Easy to grow, in most any soil, and at a price to 
suit the beginner with a modest purse or the con- 
noisseur with unlimited means. Once planted they 
will grow and increase naturally in your garden, 
the clumps becoming bigger and more gorgeous 
each blooming season. 

Spanish Fandango 

SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, 1951 ) Each ^20.00 

A swirling and ruffly affair in brilliant coppery yellow and vivid chestnut- 
red. Those familiar with the variety Mexico will recognize this as a lively im- 
provement on that popular and distinct Iris. It is well illustrated above. 
Spanish Fandango is a rampant grower, easily reaching four feet, with plenty 
of good wide branching and lots of big frilled blossoms. All eyes will be 
upon it! 

NEW FOR 1951 

LOVELIGHT (Kleinsorge, 1951 ) 

Each ^15.00 

Delicate pastel blend of pink and pearl, 
daintily ruffled at the edges. The throat has 
some fine golden webbing and the beard is 
bright yellow. A frosty sheen covers the 
entire blossom. Perfect full rounded form, 
flaring slightly. 3 feet tall. 

ROSABELLA (Kleinsorge, 1951) 

Each ^15.00 

A rampant growing deep rose-red 
self, the haft flushed metallic copper. 
This same coppery suffusion extends 
into the base of the standards also. 
Beard is prominent and a dull bronze- 
orange in color. Falls are extra broad 
and flare out widely; the standards are 
likewise very large and held erect. A domi- 
nant garden flower with loads of color, 
very early. Height 4 feet. 

SOLID GOLD (Kleinsorge, 1951) 

Each ^20.00 

We have not introduced a yellow self from 
this hj'bridizer since 1944, when Goldbeat- 
er was brought out. There have been two or 
three times that certain superior yellows 
were marked for naming, and then a new 
one would come into flower and excel them. 
This one seems to be the "ultimate." It is 
difficult to explain, in cold words, how this 
Iris is superior to any yellow we have ever 
seen. But it surely is just that . . . the deep- 
est yellow imaginable, huge in size, very 
wide at the haft, ideally formed. Height 
over 3 feet. 

3e amond the first to 




ACTION FRONT (Cook, 1942) Each ^1.00 

A huge flower of glowing deep coppery red, with extra broad falls and 
solidly colored haft. Beard is brilliant yellow. A grand grower, with 
strong stalks and heavy foliage. Height 3 feet. 

ADMIRAL NIMITZ (Graves, 1948) Each ^5.00 

A spectacular new white from a famous introducer. The crisp, firm 
flowers, with closely domed standards and semi-flaring falls are large 
and very white, surmounted by a thick brilliant gold beard. This 
combination suggests a naval officer in white with rich gold shoulder 
ornaments. Fine spacing of flowers, a husky grower, 36 to 42 inches 
in height. HM AIS, 1948. 

Solid Gold 

ALASTOR (Spender 1940) Each 60c; 3 for ^1.50 

One of the very few exceptional Irises originated in England just prior 
to the outbreak of the war. This is a beautiful flower in deep pink 
tones, vivid and alive, with golden center and a golden hazel-brown 
haft. AM AIS, 1941. 

ALPINE GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each ^1.50 

Large flower of subdued rose tones, bordering on lilac or pale violet. 
It has a slaty overcast, suggesting the soft colors of mountciin valleys 
at sundown. The beard is gold and there is some brown shading on 
the haft. A sturdy and well branched stalk 40 inches tall holds the 
self-colored blossoms well aloft. Petals are crimped like an Oriental 
Poppy. HM AIS, 1946. Shown on page 19. 

ALLINE ROGERS (Kleinsorge, 1950) Each ^10.00 

The form of this flower resembles Cascade Splendor, one of its parents, 
but the color inclines more to pink or rose, with just a suggestion of 
ashes of roses in its cast. There is considerable gold in the blending 
of color, especially near the haft. Style arms and beard are both 
golden yellow. Falls are wide and quite flat, standards upright and 
closed, the entire flower heavily ruflled. 34 inches tall. Having been 
admired by the wife of the President of the American Iris Society at 
the annua] meeting in 1949 this Iris was named in her honor. 

AMANDINE (Douglas, 1946) Each ^5.00 

Large flaring cream self, slightly flushed with lemon. The wide flaring 
falls are slightly raffled and the standards are nicely domed. Height 
3 ft. Winner of the President's Cup at the A.I.S. meeting in Nashville 
in 1948. HM, AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. 

AMBER GEM (Salhach, 1946) Each ^3.00 

Blended shades of bright chestnut and gold, an extra large and full 
flower with great color appeal. Standards are rich golden brown 
shading to gold at the base. Golden style arms. Large, broad falls of 
bright chestnut-brown with prominent veining of deeper brown. 
Blooms are beautifully poised on well branched 36-inch stems. Very 
distinct. HM AIS, 1947. 

AMIGO (Williamson, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

This richly colored Iris suggests purple Pansies, with its velvety 
texture and sharp contrasting shades of blue and violet. It is one of 
the most popular varieties of all time and in 1945 was given a special 
award by the English Iris Society. Standards are clear light violet- 
blue; falls intense violet-purple edged the color of the standards. 
34 inches tall, a fine grower and good reliable bloomer. HM AIS, 
1936; AM, 1938. Turn to page 32. 

ANGELUS (Egelherg, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

In color a bright light pink, with slight lavender iridescence just 
below the lemon beard. Throughout the center there is a delicate in- 
fusion of lemon-yellow. Large, husky stems, 3 feet tall. Very late. 
HM AIS, 1942. 







When we acquired from this noted breeder of pinks his en- 
tire stock of named varieties and new seedlings — even those 
flowering for the first lime — everyone who had been lucky 
enough to see them in his garden began to wonder which ones 
would be introduced, and when. This year we present the fol- 
lowing three: 

BALLERINA (Hall, 1951 ) Each ^20.00 

Shown on the front cover of this catalog. A vei7 large, ruffled, wide 
petaled flamingo-pink self with deep orange beard. It is a medium 
to light tone of pink . . . not pale but having plenty of color, a 
shade lighter than Cherie. Petals are tliick and lustrous, the form 
ideal. Husky stems 3 feet tall, with excellent branching. Hit Parade is 
one parent, Cherie a grandparent. (Seedling No. 48-15). 

FUCHSIA (Hall, 1951) Each ^15.00 

Deeply colored raspberry-pink, or "fuchsia", as some have described 
it. The beard is almost red and veiy thick. A self, with somewhat 
flaring falls slightly waved at the margins. Rich and vivid, medium 
height. Parentage is Tally Ho x Fantasy. (Seedling No. 46-35). 

VANITY FAIR (Hall, 1951 ) Each ^20.00 

Clear medium true pink, very smooth and tailored in appearance. 
Near the color of Cherie, perhaps, but really does not resemble it. 
This is almost an ideal flamingo-pink Iris, with lots of color, stems at 
least three feet in height, beautiful form and a very fiery tangerine 
beard. It is very late. Cherie x Fantasy. (Seedling No. 47-19). 

OR 6 FOR $25.00 

Entirely different from the group offered last season. All of 
these were resei-ved for further testing last year. They are the 
"cream of the cream". 

They range in color from pale to deep pink, some on the 
orchid side and some with a raspberry tinge. Practically all 
have the flaming tangerine-red beards. They will make very 
attractive garden clumps and are valuable for amateurs who 
would like to try a hand at raising some pink seedlings of their 
own. We cannot guarantee any special shade but every one will 
be different, and if you order 6 for $25 no two will be alike. 
You will be delighted with any of them. 

ANITRA (H. Sass, 1936) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

A silvery sky-blue, pure in color, of great size and beautiful form. 
Particularly effective and strikingly blue in late afternoon and early 
evening. Midseason ; average height. See page 32. 

ANNA WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1946) Each ^2.00 

A lovely bright bicolor pink, the standards lighter than the falls. The 
pink tone is on the rosy side, with an underlying yellow suffusion. 
Large flower, broad petals and ideal form, 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1946. 

ARCTIC (Kleinsorge, 1940) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Here is one of the most beautiful and best Iris originated by this 
famous raiser of notable seedlings. A huge white and gold flower of 
perfect form, with ruffled but closed standards and broad falls that 
are as smooth as wliite enamel. There is an area of bright yellow 
throughout the center of the flower and the standards have a creamy 
tint. Established plants will produce spikes 4 feet and over in height, 
with as many as six open foamy flowers at one time. HM AIS, 1941 ; 
AM, 1942. See page 14. 

ARGUS PHEASANT (Deforest, 1948) Each ^15.00 

A smooth soft brown self which has become justly famous in the short 
space of three seasons only. It thrilled visitors at American Iris Society 
conventions in both Nashville and Portland, and ranks with Pretty 
Quadroon as the two finest and most beautiful light brown Irises of 
the day. Huge flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards; 
orange-brown beard. 38 inches tall. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. 

AUBURN (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each ^5.00 

This is certainly a new color in Iris — at least we have never seen 
anything like it. The name Auburn was selected because it seems 
especially suited to the flower. Both standards and falls are a coppery 
henna-brown, with an undertone of gold, and the falls have a brilliant 
patch of blue in the center at the tip of the beard. This is a remark- 
ably vivid Iris which glows when seen a block distant. Very early, 
with 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1946. 

AZURE SKIES (Pattison, 1943) Each ^1.00 

Originally called "Summer Skies" by Mrs. Pattison, the originator, 
this is a self of pale azure-blue with firm domed standards and flaring, 
almost horizontal falls. The flowers are beautifully ruffled and have 
wide hafts, surmounted by a white beard. Declared by many to be 
the most lovely of all light blue Iris to date. 36 inches. AM AIS, 1945. 
See page 27. 

BAGDAD (Whiting, 1946) Each ^4.00 

A deep, strong yellow, overlaid virith a metallic finish of burnished 
brass. Of pleasingly flaring form, very heavy in substance. This is 
a strong grower, nicely branched, hardy and increases rapidly. A real 

BALLET DANCER (Kleinsorge, 1949) Each ^8.00 

Resembling the swirling skirt in a "pirouette" this distinctive apricot- 
tan is another Cascade Splendor seedling and a sister of Minuet. 
Standards are large, full and closed. The falls are almost horizontal, 
very broad, waved and crimped at the rim. Form is only one special 
attribute . . . the coloring is delightful — a buffy golden apricot self 
which carries well. 38 inches, large and well branched. HM AIS, 
1949. Illustrated on page 8. 

BALMUNG (H. Sass, 1939) Each 60c; 3 for ^1.50 

Just about the finest, in our opinion, of all the Sass series of yellow 
Plicatas. The ground color is a definite yellow and the markings are 
peppered on in cinnamon-brown. Note the illustration — it is a perfect 
likeness. Much larger than others of this series, with tall stems and 
good habit HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. Shown on page 30. 

BANDMASTER (Hall 1944) Each ^1.00 

A very large, vigorous growing and free blooming medium blue, a 
few shades lighter than T.he Admiral and deeper than Great Lakes. 
The color holds up unusually well. Immense foliage and heavy stems 
36 to 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1944. 

BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, 1942) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 
This fine yellow continues to hold a place near the top in the list of 
100 best Iris. Absolutely perfect in form, on stems that average 3 feet 
and over, well branched and with flowers of very rich solid yellow, 
it is regarded by many judges as the world's best yellow Iris. HM AIS, 
1944; AM 1946. 

BERMUDA SAND (Hall, 1939) Each ^1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A glorified and gigantic Jean Cayeux, both standards and falls heavily 
ruffled. Deeper in color than Jean Cayeux, a light coffee-tan with a 
glint of gold. Freshly opened blooms £ire reddish gold. Strong grow- 
ing with broad foliage and sturdy bloom stalks. 


BLACK & GOLD (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Standards rich pure chrome-gold; falls solid blackish maroon with 
some markings at the haft. Well named, it provides a most striking 
contrast of rich colors. Tall and well branched. 

BLACK BANNER (Nicholls, 1^47) Each ^1.50 

Velvety, intensely colored near black. Sleek and rich in its midnight 
hue, with practically solid dark hafts. Increases very rapidly and 
grows well everywhere. Height 3 ft. HM AIS, 1947. 

BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, 1945) Each ^2.00 

"Black as pitch" says the introducer. A rich, silky, ebony-blue-black, 
the effect of which is intensified by a very solid haft and a blackish 
blue beard. Medium in height, with flaring falls. A very startling 
new introduction. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. 

BLACK RUBY (Dolman, 1949) Each ^5.00 

An almost black-red. extra smooth and glossy. It is very early, be- 
ing one of the first of the tall bearded Iris to open. Hafts are clean 
and devoid of markings, the bronze-gold beard seemingly placed 
on a solid piece of velvety crimson-black. Branching is good and 
the stems are about 34 to 36 inches in height. Increases rapidly 
and soon forms a fine clump. HC AIS, 1946; HM, 1949. 

BLUE FRILLS (Stephenson, 1946) Each ^2.00 

Pure azure-blue, darker than Great Lakes but stiU a light blue Iris. 
Clear and uniform in color, the flowers rounded in style, and oi a rich 
glossy texture. The blue tinged beard adds to the color note. 34 

BLUE GLOW (Nicholls, 1945) Each ^2.50 

Very rich deep blue, the exceptionally wide falls having a lacquered 
appearance. Standards are a shade lighter than the falls, broad and 
full, crisp and brilliant. The haft is solid brown with a long white 
beard shading into orange within the flower. The very best Iris of 
this color. Big, bold and 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1948. 

BLUE RHYTHM (Whiting, 1945) Each ^3.00 

Very large flowers of Cornflower-blue, softened by a silvery overtone. 
The large standards are arched and domed, the broad falls are semi- 
flaring with smoothly colored hafts. Growing from 3 to 4 feet in 
height, perfectly branched, we consider it just about tops as a blue 
Iris. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. Dykes Medal, 1950. 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, 1942) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

An entirely different plicata. Qean, sparkling white with an all-over 
pattern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered on 
the white background in an even manner, rather than in the familiar 
buttonhole-stitch style. The flowers are extremely large and fuU. 
Certainly one of the most outstanding Irises of the past few seasons. 
HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. See page 26. 

BLUE VALLEY (K. Smith, 1947) Each ^7.50 

This new Iris, a seedling of Lake George crossed with Great Lakes, 
has been the subject of much praise and comment. Very near to true 
blue, ruffled and large in size, it possesses an unusual sparkling sheen. 
Few plants. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949. 

BRIGHT LIGHTS (Schreiner, 1946) Each ^2.00 

Actually a yellow plicata along the lines of Tiffanja, but vrith less of 
the plicata pattern and a more yellow and white contrast. The falls 
carry a central patch or "blaze" of almost pure white. The stitchings 
are soft brown. A very colorful clump. Shown on page 21. 

BRILLIANT AMBER (Salbach, 1947) Each ^3.00 

Deep amber standards with slight pinkish cast. Big, semi-flaring falls 
of bright golden brown with deeper gold veining. The beard is deep 
yellow. A strong growing variety, well branched, distinct and bright 
in tone. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1947. 

BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge 19U) Each ^2.50 

A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper, self colored and so named 
because of the similar colors found in the rock formations of one of 
America's most famous tourist attractions. It has especially broad 
hafts, large, rounded falls, and finely held standards. The picture on 
page 22 is an excellent likeness. Bryce Canyon achieved instant popu- 
larity. Awarded HM AIS in 1945 ; AM in 1947, and is in ninth posi- 
tion in this year's list of 100 most popular Iris. A good grower every- 
where, hardy, 3 feet and over in height. 

BURGUNDY ROSE (Hall, 1946) Each ^2.50 

Ruffled dark rosy amethyst, a very strong and bright splash of color 
in the garden. The falls carry rather prominent veins of darker tone. 
A self, borne on heavy, well-branched stalks just slightly under 3 feet 
in height. 



To reflect the sky .... to provide the perfect com- 
plement for the yellows, whites, pinks .... a gar- 
den is lost without blue! And what a list nowadays 
.... Great Lakes, of course, and Sierra Blue, 
Gloriole and Missouri am,ong the older ones. And 
exciting new ones like Pierre Menard, Blue Valley, 
Distance and Chivalry .... and Helen McGregor 
— naturally! 



CAHOKIA (F aught, 1948) Each ^15.00 

Large exquisitely formed flowers of light butterfly-blue delicately 
veined deeper. There is no hint of lavender in the color and the haft 
is smooth and clean. Bright golden yellow^ beard. 42 inches tall, with 
widely spaced branches. HM AIS, 1949. 

CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mitch., 1933) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

By all odds the best value in a yellow Iris at anywhere ne^r the price. 
It is an easy grower and free bloomer, a deep glittering yellow of very 
large size and surpasses everything in its color except the recent novel- 
ties. See page 32. 

CAMEROUN (Cayeux, 1938) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A but little known French Iris of velvety blackish hue, one of the best 
we have ever grown. The blooms are huge, almost black, with a beau- 
tiful sheen and very broad falls. Our stock is limited. 

CAMPFIRE GLOW ( Whiting, 1947) Each ^10.00 

Glowing ruby self, heavily overlaid with bright copper which gives it 
a metallic sheen. A genuine self with no haft markings — even the 
beard is deep copper-red. Wide and full form but the flowers are of 
medium size. Substance is firm and the blooming season very long. 
Height 30 to 36 inches. A very rare color gem. HM AIS, 1947. 

CAPTAIN WELLS (Cook, 1941 ) Each 75c 

Deep glossy maroon-purple; a large, rich, solidly colored self, neat 
and finished in appearance. There are no haft markings, and beard 
is a subdued bronze-yellow. Possesses a wonderful "shine" or gloss 
that gives it life despite its unusual darkness. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 

CASA MORENA (DeForest, 1943) Each ^2.00; 3 for ^5.00 

Large flowers — yes, extra large — of deep, glistening, rich brown. 
Same solid color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard 
brownish orange. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an en- 
tirely new, rich note to the garden picture. See the accurate picture 
on page 20 — the picture, of course, is much reduced in size. Height 
38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each ^2.50 
Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavy stalk 
40 inches tall and bearing up to ten flowers. The ruffling is more 
pronounced than in any Iris we have ever introduced and is most un- 
usual in so large an Iris. It blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 
1947. See page 21 for an excellent kodachrome of this flower. 

CHAMOIS (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each ^3.50 

One of the largest Irises we have ever introduced, beautifully formed, 
both standards and falls waved at the edges. It is pure chamois in 
color, standards and falls identical, the beard yellow, tipped bronze. 
There are no veinings or markings of any kind; the petals have a soft, 
satiny finish and glisten with myriad frosty particles. We are certain 
that you will find this Iris different from any other you have ever seen. 
HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1948. Shown in color on "page 22. 

CHANTILLY (Hall, 1945) Each ^2.00; 3 for ^5.00 

A ruffled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and falls are so 
heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the appearance of being 
edged with lace of a lighter shade than the rest of the flower. From 
the same line of breeding as the famous Flamingo Pinks. 36-inch 
stems, strong and well branched. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. Shown 
on the left. 

CHERIE (Hall, 1947) Each ^15.00 

Most famous of all the new Hall "flamingo pinks." A large, ruffled, 
full bodied pink self of excellent form and substance with a deep 
tangerine beard. The 34-incli stems are stout and well branched ; 
growth is vigorous and increase above average. Well illustrated on 
page 8. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949. 

CHINA MAID (Milliken, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 

Gigantic pink blend, with copper and gold tones smoothly blended 
into a harmonious whole. The effect is a luscious pink. A rampant 
grower, producing stalks that reach 4 feet, with a myriad of delight- 
fully formed big flowers. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939. 

CHIVALRY (Wills, 1944) Each ^5.00 

This outstanding big blue won the Dykes Medal in 1947. Of smooth 
medium blue color, large in size and quite ruffled, a sturdy growing 
Iris with every good point. It is one of the most sought after varieties 
of the day. Number 1 in the 100 best this year! 

CHRIST ABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 50c 

Continues to hold its own with the newest red introductions. It is bril- 
liant and very red in effect, glorious as a garden clump. Almost a 
self, smoothly finished, large in size and about 3 feet in height. HM 
AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. 

CITY OF LINCOLN (H. Sass, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all true variegatas. Clear 
golden yellow standards, broad, fiery red falls, startling in their con- 
trast. When well grown on an established plant it is unbeatable. 
HM AIS, 1937 ; AM, 1939. See page 33. 

CLOTH OF GOLD (Whiting, 1945) Each ^1.50 

To say that this is another excellent deep yellow would attract scant 
interest. But last spring we saw a great many wonderful seedlings 
and new named varieties in Mrs. Whiting's Iowa garden. One of the 
best displays in the planting was a group of Cloth of Gold — deep in 
color, perfectly formed, tall and stately. We highly recommend it as 
one of the very finest yellows. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1950. 

CLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) Each ^3.00 

Exquisite wistaria-blue with mauve undertone, a very large and ma- 
jestic Iris. The falls are slightly waved and ruffled, broad and widely 
flaring. A fit companion to Azure Skies, taller and more on the mauve 
side than blue. HM AIS, 1944. 

COLOR CARNIVAL (DeForest, 1949) Each ^10.00 

A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. The 
ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards and falls, with 
heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. Beard is tangerine-red. 
Big flowers, very well form.ed, on excellent stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Entirely different from all others, its great popularity has resulted 
not only from the odd and beautiful copper tone of its flowers, but 
also from the fact that it performs well in all sections of the country. 
It positively glows in its bright copper, gold, and pinkish tan blend- 
ings. Dykes Medal, 1938. 

CORDOVAN (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each ^2.00 

A seedling of Bryce Canyon. The coloring is close to that of cordovan 
leather — a deep coppery oxblood tone, very rich and glossy. Standards 
are coppery rose-red, the hafts are finely netted with minute webbing 
and the falls have a distinct frill or ruffle. HM AIS, 1947. 

CORNFLOWER (Whiting, 1948) Each ^2.50 

Not a large Iris as new ones go, but noted for the blueness of the 
classically formed flowers. Darker than Great Lakes, one of its par- 
ents, with good branching and vigorous growth. 36 inches. 

COURTIER (Hall, 1947) Each ^3.50 

Deepest in color of the flamingo pinks. It is not as large nor has it 
as good form as Cherie, but the color is outstanding. The 30^inch 
stems are strong and the branching is good. The vivid, deep tangerine 
beard is very prominent and adds a fiery note. All of these new pinks 
are winter hardy and set seed freely. 

DAYBREAK (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each ^1.00 

Huge golden pink, with slight undertone of copper. The flowers are 
well shaped, with closed standards and falls that are semi-flaring, 
but there is a suggestion of ruffling in the entire blossom. The name 
is most appropriate. Daybreak has a proud record: HM AIS, 1942; 
AM, 1943; runner-up for Dykes Medal in 1945; TIED FOR DYKES 
MEDAL IN 1946. Shown on page 45. 

DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each 75c 

A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we 
have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red- 
purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brownish 
suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941; AM, 

DESERT SONG (Fay, 1946) Each ^5.00 

New cream self, beautifully ruffled and with extra large flowers of 
excellent proportion. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers last 
a long time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of 3% feet. 
HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. 

DESTINY (Burgess, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

A great heavy flower of deepest blackish bronze-purple, the beard 
rich golden bronze. From New Zealand, and credit is due the origina- 
tor for having made it possible for American gardens to enjoy such 
an outstanding Iris. It has all good points — excellent form, tall stems, 
and succeeds everywhere. 


Golden Majesty 

Snow Flu 

Great Lakes 

(All three are in the Iris Hall of Fame — see page 47.) 


DISTANCE (Cook, 1946) Each ^5.00 

Silvery light blue, smooth in finish and very evenly colored. There 
is no coarse veining in the flower and almost no markings at the haft. 
The white beard is quite inconspicuous. Selected from hundreds of 
blue seedlings by the originator of such things as Sable, Dreamcastle, 
Pink Reflection and Capt. Wells. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. 

DOGROSE (Insole, 1930) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Deep rose-pink self, on very tall, wdry stems. We originally imported 
this Iris from England several years ago and have constantly had 
difficulty in keeping enough stock to offer. A very free bloomer, it is 
of medium size but makes a most colorful and effective pink garden 
clump and is a beautiful cut flower in the house. 

DREAMCASTLE (Cook, 1943) Each ^3.50 

An orchid-pink self, the segments very broad and of bright clear tones. 
The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to emphasize the 
solid pink effect. One of the most sought after varieties and stock is 
very scarce. See page 34. AM AIS, 1948. 

EBONY ISLE (Deforest, 1949) Each $15.00 

Rich, smooth, well formed flowers of deepest purple, in some lights a 
red-black. There are no markings of any kind to mar the sleek even 
richness of the heavy falls. The very dark thickly set beards are 
tipped burnt orange. In spite of its darkness it glows with color. 
33 to 36 inches, late. HM AIS, 1950. 

ELLA CALLIS (H. Sass, 1942) Each ^1.50 

For sheer brilliance here is an Iris that will constantly catch the eye 
of every visitor. It is a huge deep yellow with the falls flushed orange. 
The striking feature about it, however, is the infusion of orange-red 
on the falls, sort of brushed on, particularly about the center. It is 
not a Plicata and can hardly be called a blend. One of the most dis- 
tinct of all Sass Irises. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, 1942) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this red-violet seedling of Wm. 
Mohr has acquired the greatest popularity in the shortest time of any 
Iris ever introduced. One of the very largest of all Irises, the great 
blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and remarkable sub- 
stance. The stems are well branched and at least 3 feet taU. Because 
it has proven to be hardy everywhere and increases rapidly, the price 
has reached a point where every genuine Iris connoisseur can and 
should own it. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943. Shown in color on pages 
15 and 27. 

EL MOROCCO (Becherer, 1945) Each ^1.00 

A beautiful opal-pink Iris whose broad rounded falls and leather-like 
substance quickly attracts attention. About half way between tbe 
colors of Angelus and Morocco Rose; well branched; 36 inches taU. 


EL PASO (Kleinsorge, 1949) Each ^5.00 

This seedling of Tobacco Road crossed with Goldbeater is a richer, 
brighter, more lively golden brown than the famous "tobacco colored" 
parent. It has a luminous, metallic finish which gives it exceptional 
richness and a glowing quality which most browns seem to lack. 
Standards are closed and the broad falls flare gracefully. A large 
flower of medium height — about 32-34 inches; good branching. Shown 
below. HM AIS, 1950. 

ELSA SASS (H. Sass, 1939) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish cast 
in its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The blossoms ar** 
of good size, rounded in form and slightly frilled at the edges. 3 feet 
tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1944. See page 33. 

ENVOY (DeForest, 1948) Each ^12.00 

Among the most deeply colored of new Irises, the falls practically 
black but with a hint of brown-purple. The beard is brilliant orange 
on a solid blackish haft. Standards are bright and silky with a flush 
of reddish purple. A very impressive thing on 34-inch stems. 

EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, 1944) Each ^3.50 

Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a medley 
of copper, red, lavender and deep violet, with a violet flush down the 
center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend especially in 
the falls. One of the most talked about new things. HM AIS, 1944; 
AM, 1947. 

FALL DAYS (K. Smith, 1947) Each ^10.00 

Glowing flower in autumn colors of copper and red. Standards rose 
and gold flushed bronze, falls rose-brown with chestnut-brown base 
and velvety finish. Five by five inches in size, over 40 inches tall and 
with many branching stems. A colorful mass of autumn red in the 
garden. HM AIS, 1947. 

FANTASY (Hall, 1947) Each ^10.00 

A lovely rose and orchid-toned pink, distinctive and quite different in 
color from the flamingo pinks. The coloring is smooth and luscious, 
more vivid than most in this series. Beard is tangerine-red. Beautiful 
branching, above average size, stout 30-inch stems. HM AIS, 1947; 
AM, 1949. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, 1943) Each ^2.50 

A glovnng bright burgundy red plicata, with yellow trim. Well named, 
it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The fairly large 
flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 32-inch stems. 
HM AIS, 1943. Pictured on page 21. 

FIRE DANCE (Fay, 1947) Each ^6.00 

A much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a bur- 
gundy-red plicata. both standards and falls heavily marked all over 
with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and 
full, the falls flaring. Undoubtedly the best in its class and it com- 
mands the attention of every visitor. A prolific bloomer. 40 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1947. 

FLORADORA (Hall, 1947) ' Each ^3.00 

A medium toned flamingo-pink, of good form and substance on well- 
branched 30-inch stems. The blooms are of medium size wdth a 
geranium-red beard. Size of flower, foliage and stem are in good 
balance. A self with no haft markings. 

FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Something entirely different in color — a melting cameo-pink that has 
been referred to as "like the foam on a Strawberry soda." It has lines 
of heavier color near the haft, with a most startling shrimp-red beard. 
Not large, it is an Iris to be enjoyed as a clump, for its most novel 
color. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

FORT TICONDEROGA (K. Smith, 1948) Each ^10.00 
A glowing red that seems to spit fire from every comer of its petals. 
Standards are between orange and burnt sienna and the falls a very 
velvety bright gamet-red. Haft is clean and sports a very brilliant 
deep orange beard. 

FRANK ADAMS (Lapham, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 
A tall and very well-proportioned large Iris with rosy tan standards 
flushed yellow and rosy red falls. It is not a true variegata but might 
be called a variegata blend. The colors are not harsh and blend well 
in the garden schemes. Flowers, stalk and foliage are unusually large 
size. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. 

FRIEDA MOHR (Mohr, 1926) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

One of the all-time Iris greats. A massive lilac-pink or light rosy 
violet flower with broad, spreading falls. When established and well 
grown, this Iris will reach 5 feet in height, with stalks and foliage 
in proportion. Far from new, it still thrills all who see it. 

GALLANT LEADER (Wiesner, 1939) Each ^1.00 

Broad and well arched standards of deep rose-red; falls velvety ma- 
roon touched with coppery gold, especially at the haft. A flower of 
staggering size, impressive in its richness and regal carriage. 40 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1939. 

GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, 1941) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A very deep rose-mahogany, if you can imagine such a color. Called 
by some judges rose-red, but it is nearer garnet, with a deep rose and 
brown area about the center. It has no haft markings, making it one 
of the richest and handsomest of all dark Irises. Large, with very 
broad falls, and it blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. 
Shown on page 30. 

GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, 1943) Each ^3.00 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red; a seedling from Red Douglas crossed 
with Garden Magic. This is one of the nearest to true red of any 
Iris ever flowered in our gardens; pure, deep and rich, with no haft 
venation whatsoever. Smoolhly finished with deep bronze-gold beard. 
Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 
A very late, very large, and especially velvety deep red self. After 
more than ten years it continues to hold its own, right up front among 
the best red Irises. Many people will hardly believe it costs less than 
a dollar! Has not increased fast and supply is usually short. HM ALS, 
1937. See color cut on page 28. 

GAY BORDER (DeForest, 1949) Each ^7.50 

If you like plicatas and are looking for a new and distinct effect in 
this line we think you will be pleasantly surprised by this one. The 
impression is that of a clean white flower bordered and stitched with 
red. Actually the contrast is not that extreme, for the plicata mark- 
ings are really bright maroon-rose — a %-inch border on the falls! — 
and the wide falls have a touch of gold at the haft. Large, tall and 
well branched. HM AIS, 1949. 

El I'il.n 



^ Harford, Susque Co., Penna. 
"It IS a pleasure to receive, and plant, vigorous Iris stock which you sent 
me. And thank you for the grand extras." MRS. EVERETT W. HORTON. 

132 W. Davis Street, Decatur, Georgia. 
"My shipment of Iris arrived this iieek and they are the finest rhizomes I 
ever bought." h. C. BEALL. 

Oak Ridge Farm, Forest, Virginia. 
"W e thought you would be interested in learning that the Iris bulbs which 
you recently shipped to us arrived in perfect condition—thanks to your ex- 
pert packing— the thousands of miles they traveled to get here notwithstand- 
ing. W e are delighted ivith this, our first, shipment from you; we have no 
doubt the above-ground results ivill be equally satisfactory." 


W ayne, Nebraska. 

"You may be interested to know that for two years in succession— this year 
and last— I won "sweepstakes" in our local Iris show with the Irises from 
your gardens. It is generally knoivn that I get my plants from your gardens." 

H. H. HAHN. 



Below, Arctic tvith Lupines and Columbines 

GENERAL PATTON (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each ^6.00 

A solid (-(ipper-brown self, liked by some critics as Dr. Kleinsorge's 
finest production to date. Compared with Bryce Canyon, of which it 
is a seedling, it is much darker, richer, and appears brown rather 
than terra cotta in tone. A metallic undertone makes it glisten in 
the sun. HM AI.S. 1947. 

GLAD TIDINGS (Whiting, 1947) Each ;^3.00 

One of the most interesting of the new Irises — a unique wax-yellow, 
very closely branched so that it somewhat resembles a huge Gladiolus 
spike. Individual flowers are very large and ruifled, the substance 
amazingly heavy. Lower blossoms are the first to open. 34 inches. 

GLORIOLE (Gage, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

An Iris of huge size with pale blue petals overlaid with frosty crystal- 
like particles. Wonderfully well formed and a noble flower, waved 
and ruffled. .Sometimes called "ice-blue." Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 
1933; AM. 1935. 

GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each ^1.50; 3 for ^4.00 

This is the oft-mentioned yellow of the AIS Bulletins, a solidly colored 
chrome-yellow self that has invariably drawn praise from judges. It is 
all yellow, deep and bright, without markings or blendings of any 
kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of deep yellow paint. 
A good grower, fast increaser. and will make a glorious garden dis- 
play. Large flowers, excellent branching. HM AIS, 1945. 

GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall, 1942) Each .^1.00 

Brilliant light yellow, with a satiny sheen. One of the largest of all 
Irises, it is clear, even yellow throughout, without a trace of amber 
or other shadings. A rapid increaser and easy grower. Mr. Hall con- 
siders this one of his best introductions. HM AIS, 1942. 

GOLDEN FLEECE (]. Sass, 1940) En-h ^1.00 

A big, lemon-colored flower with creamy falls edged gold. Beautifully 
ruffled, huge in size, tall and a good grower. The illustration on 
page 18 is an excellent likeness. HM ALS. 1940: AM. 1942. 

GOLDEN HIND (Chadbum, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 
The deepest golden yellow of all. Of medium size and height, with 
horizontal falls, it is the standard used by most breeders in their 
efforts for the perfect solid yellow. Very fast increaser and makes a 
startling golden mass in the garden. HM AIS, 1937. 

GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salbach, 1938) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

For a deep yellow with all good habits we can recommend Golden 
Majesty above all others in this price field. A big flower with broad 
falls and closed standards, does not fade in the sun and has proven 
reliable everywhere. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. See 
page 12. 

GOLDEN RUFFLES (Taylor, 1946) Each ^3.00 

In Southern California, where it was produced, this glorious big solid 
yellow Iris hardly has an equal. It is a consistent winner there in the 
shows and a clump in the garden is really the last word. We doubt 
its hardiness in severe climates but in the South and on the Pacific 
Coast it is superb. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. 

GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, 1946) Each ^3.50 

The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line with the 
name, it is golden russet in color — a self. The enormous flowers are 
7 inches high and 9 inches wide, wth broad hafts. Grows to 40 inches 
on very heavy stalks. Will evoke many "ohs" and "ahs" from visitors. 
HM AIS, 1947. 

GOLDEN SPIKE (Whiting, 1940) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

A very popular deep yellow with stunning rich orange beard. One of 
the deepest colored of all the yellows, it does not fade, has several 
flowers open at one time, and is both large and tall. HM AIS, 1940; 
AM, 1942. 

GOLDEN TREASURE (Schreiner, 1936) 

Each 50c; 3 for ^1,25 

Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich, golden orange all 
about the central portion of the flower. Tall, perfectly branched, very 
floriferous, it will stand out in a planting of hundreds of varieties. 
HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. See page 32. 

GOOD NEWS (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each ^2.50 

Brilliant mustard-gold self. A much ruffled flower with immense wide 
standards, nicely domed. Falls are exactly the same color, with nar- 
row band of copper shading near the outer edges. A sister seedling 
of Chamois and Bryce Canyon, not quite as tall as either of these, but 
about 33 inches in height and a profuse bloomer. Illustrated in color 
on page 20: HM AIS, 1947. 

GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1941 ) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 
An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold. 
Entirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an Iris 
to be admired at close range and is especially suited to bringing in- 
doors and associating with Oriental rugs. Attractively formed and 
delicately ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, and it 
flowers over a very long season. Very large, it is accurately shown 
in color on page 29. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 

GREAT LAKES (Cousins, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 

A clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of London, 
Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with handsome 
foliage and 4-foot stalks, ideally branched. Look at its record: 
HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940; Dykes Medal, 1942; No. 1 in the AIS 
judges' symposium for four successive years and among the first ten 
for ten years! Shown on page 12. 

GUDRUN (Dykes, 1931) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

Heavily textured enormous white, with petals like those of a Magnolia. 
A warm or creamy white, with brilliant orange beard and suffusion 
of gold sprinkling over the entire bloom. Sold very short last year. 
See page 32. 

GYPSY (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Coppery gold standards and falls of solid chestnut-brown, silky rather 
than velvety. A very late Iris that brings something new into the 
variegata field. There is such a contrast in the standards and falls, 
the latter decidedly rounded and uniformly brown without haft mark- 
ings, that it commands immediate attention. 4-foot stems, lots of 
flowers. HM AIS, 1945. See page 31. 

GYPSY ROSE (Whiting, 1946) Each ^4.00 

Rich tapestry-red suffused with a warm glow of copper and a touch 
of blue in the center of the falls. The blooms are extra large and wide- 
petaled, with pleasingly rounded form. Very tall and vigorous grower. 
HM AIS, 1949. 

HARRIET THOREAU (Cook, 1944) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A new and delightful orchid-pink self of individuality and style. 
Tall and strong stems, the flowers large and of substantial build with 
color that is clear and bright; petals slightly waved. Height 38 
inches. HM AIS, 1945. 

HEATHER ROSE (Hall, 1950) Each ^10.00 

This is a large rosy orchid-pink, but of a different shade from any 
Iris we have seen. The color is new, pleasing and very close to that 
of Scotch heather. Form, stem and branching are all good. It is a 
vigorous grower, hardy and blooms freely. A fine Iris in every way 
and brings a bit of new color to the garden. Courtier is one parent. 

HEIGHO (Craig, 1949) Each ^20.00 

Vigorous and prolific hybrid with fine tall wiry stems 45 inches high, 
ideally branched. Color is clear Bradley violet, actually a light violet 
shade of blue-lavender. There is a hint of a signal patch at the tip 
of the beard. Mr. Craig regards this as one of his greatest accom- 
plishments. HM AIS, 1949. 

HELEN McGregor (Graves, 1946) Each ^5.00 

Clear pale blue, pure and uniform in color, the sensation of the Iris 
world the year of its introduction. Of perfect form, flaring and daintily 
ruffled, very large, beautifully spaced on nice stems, it is not only 
supreme as a light blue but ranks as one of the best of all new Irises. 
HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948; Dykes Medal, 1949. See page 9. 

HERITAGE (Hall, 1949) Each ^15.00 

A flamingo pink of a deeper tone than Hit Parade or Cherie and an 
outstanding Iris of this color. A nice full petaled flower of heavy 
substance with slightly ruffled semi-flaring falls and nicely held stand- 
ards. It's a smooth self with no haft markings and has a bright tan- 
gerine beard. A sister of Pink Sensation but of a different shade of 
pink. Shown on page 115 of "The Iris, an Ideal Hardy Perennial." 
Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1949. 

HI-TIME (Hall, 1950) Each ^12.00 

A lustrous golden apricot color, called by some a peach-pink although 
not actually a pink at all. It has a full deep tangerine beard and is 
a self with no haft markings. The medium large flowers of heavy 
silky texture have fine form and are carried on 34-inch well branched 
strong stems. Hi-Time has very dark blue-green foliage that is un- 
usually resistant to leaf spot; a vigorous grower and free bloomer. 
It was selected for the Wisley Trial Gardens and a picture of it ap- 
pears in the 1948 year book of the English Iris Society. The Royal 
Horticultural Society featured it in color in the November, 1948, issue 
of its Journal. HM AIS, 1950. 

HIS EXCELLENCY (K. Smith, 1948) Each ^7.50 

One of the few new things in the color and type of the older Louvois. 
This is taUer and brighter, with tan standards flushed pink and rich 
brown falls bordered tan. 36 inches. 

HIT PARADE (Hall, 1947) Each ^4.00 

Another flamingo pink, with some ruffling, good form and substance, 
and a little larger flower than Courtier or Floradora, carried on well- 
branched 34-inch stems. Color is lighter than Courtier and deeper 
than Floradora and it has the characteristic tangerine beard. 

HONEYFLOW (Tompkins, 1944) Each ^2.00 

A blend of rose and tan with coppery cast. The flowers are large and 
excellently formed on 38-inch stems. HM AIS, 1946. 

ILLINOIS (Hall, 1949) Each ^6.00 

A great big creamy yellow, noted for its fine texture and purity of 
color. The well formed flowers are produced in wonderful profusion 
on strong 36-inch stems, extra well branched. As either a clump or 
an individual stalk it attracts all eyes in the garden. HC AIS, 1946; 
HM, 1950. 

INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, 1942) Each ^1.50 

Lustrous, deepest, richest velvety purple, almost black. The finest and 
most satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from the famous 
Sable. 38-inch stems, well branched, with every good quality desired 
in an Iris. Midseason and long lasting. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

INDIAN HILLS (Grant, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

Rich true purple, more red than blue, with a silky sheen about it 
that gives it exceptional brilliance. Very large oval-shaped blossoms, 
a rampant grower and one of the most effective as a garden mass — 
gloriously vivid. 

INSPIRATION (Stevens, 1937) Each ^1.00 

Brilliant cerise-rose, huge and imposing. This is the only Iris we 
have in this color — something entirely different and it happens to have 
all good points. Practically a self, with slightly brownish warm cast 
on the haft. 

JAKE (Long-Sass, 1943) Each 60c; 3 for ^L50 

A white white, with no other color in it except a trace of pale yellow 
near the center. Large flowers, well formed, free blooming and an 
easy grower. Stands right up alongside many more expensive new 


Golden Fleece 



TEN FOR $10.00 
ALL 21 FOR $20.00 




Rajah Broukc 

Alpine (j/on 

Your Choice 
of any 

from the 
following list 

Alpine Glow 
Black Banner 
Cloth of Gold 
Golden Fleece 
Misty Gold 


Lady Mohr 
Louise Blake 
Master Charles 

Minnie Colquitt 
Rajah Brooke 

Rose Top 
Southern Snow 
Sylvia Murray 
The Capitol 

Minnie Colquitt 




12 FOR $15.00 

Make vou. «elecaon, from ^-^.'.f, '"^rpag:' a<>ic"e 

Good News 

Vatican Purple 


Alpine Glow 
Black Banner 
Cloth of Gold 
Golden Fleece 
Indiana Night 
Lady Mohr 
Louise Blake 
Master Charles 

Minnie Colquitt 
Rajah Brooke 

Rose Top 

Southern Snow 


Sylvia Murray 

The Capitol 



Casa Morena 


Good News 

Cascade Splend 



^nce Canyon 
B"%undy Rose 
Biue GJow 
^"'^ey of Salem 

^co Koad 

^ irecracker 


Biack Forest 
Anna Williamson 
Blue Frills 
Casa Morena 

Katherine Fay 

Solid Mahogany 
Vatican Purple 
Bright Lights 
Lake Breeze 
Three Oaks 
Mt. McKinl 


TEN FOR $20.00 

Select 6 

Select 4 

Golden Russet 
Lynn Langford 
Pale Dawn 

Blue Rhythm 
Garden Glory 
Pink Cameo 
Cloud Castle 
Golden Ruffles 
Bryce Canyon 

ALL 15 FOR $30.00 


Pink Cameo 



Bryce Canyon 
[22] (right) 


Here are some behind-the-scenes shots which may help you to know 
us . . . and your Irises . . . better. The field above shows ten acres 
of bloom in mid-May. Just a month later, below, the flower stalks cut 
off. the crop of rhizomes is ready for digging. At the right, this same 
planting photographed in September — just 9 months before! Fertile 
soil, clean and frequent cultivation does it. 

The final touch. Packed in clean, soft, white 
Cottonwood excelsior which absorbs surplus 
moisture and prevents bruising, the cartons 
ventilated with air holes, this stack of Iris 
orders is about to go to the post office and 
thence to America's gardeners. 

Bedford, Ohio. 
''The Hall Flamingo Pink Seedlings" 
that I ordered from you arrived and they 
are the most beautiful rhizom-es I've ever 
received from anyone." 


1812 South 12th, Waco, Texas. 
''Your shipment of rhizomes came to me 
in fine condition. They're by far the healthi- 
est, largest I've ever bought, and indeed you 
may be sure of further orders as 1 can add 
to my collection." 


1206 Selma Road, 

Clanton, Alabama. 
''The plants are large, healthy specimens 
and packed to perfection. All this leads me 
to compliment you and advise how well 
pleased I am with the order." 


Choice ro«*5* 


in the widest possible variety of color, form, height and garden effect. Seventeen 
are illustrated in color on pages beginning with Mulberry Rose on page 23 and 
on through to the picture of Gypsy on page 31. Many others appear throughout 
the catalog. For over twenty years this has been America's greatest Iris value. 


[ulberry Rose 
Ola Kala 
Blue Shimmer 

Azure Skies 

Red Valor 
Spun Gold 
Prairie Sunset 
Winter Carnival 
Garden Flaiue 
The Capitol 

Ola Kala 

Blue Shimmer 




an yon 


Elsa Sass 
Frank Adams 

Golden Majesty 

Golden Treasure 

Treasue Island 






Old Parchment 
Prince of Orange 
White Goddess 
Flora Zenor 
Midwest Gem 



If you wish, 
double the 
chosen from 
each bracket . 
a total of 
20 for $10.00 

Labeled and 

is thus chosen by selecting three from the first group and four from the second on 
pages 26 and 27, and by picking three from the above list on this page. 



JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, 1950) Each ^20.00 

A new light blue that is deeper in color than Helen McGregor, of 
which it is a seedling. It resembles its famous parent in form and 
size but because it carries more color it is distinct and worthy in its 
own right. We have seen no Iris which appears nearer true blue, 
mi AIS. 1950. 

JOSEPH'S MANTLE (Craig, 1949) Each ^7.50 

Immense flowers, flaring and somewhat ruffled. Golden buff lightly 
washed and striated red-brown, with red-brown stippling forming an 
almost solid i/4-inch margin to the falls. One of Craig's many new 
fancy and unusual plicata patterns. 

JULIET (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each ^2.00 

We think that this is one of the most colorful and fiery blends that 
we have seen. It is a sort of flame-copper, with salmon shadings, and 
the beards and central areas are a mass of brilliant burnt orange. 
Large flowers; the standards upright and well closed, the falls broad 
and distinctly flaring. Increases fast and makes a gorgeous clump. 
HM AIS, 1947. 

JUNALUSKA (Kirk, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

Copper-red falls and copper-gold standards — a magnificent Iris with 
a coppery red garden effect. An early blo.omer, very tall and well 
branched. Always admired and' one of the "best sellers" in this cata- 
log. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1938. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 

KATHERINE FAY (Fay, 1945) Each ^2.00 

A grand white, large, tall and with semi-flaring ruffled blooms. All 
white, with no yellow in the center. It is an easy grower and rapid 
multiplier. 100% hardy. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

LADY BOSCAWEN (Graves, 1946) Each ^5.00 

Alabaster-white perfection in color and form. In the originator's 
garden it grew to 4 feet in height with magnificent branching. Slightly 
ruffled, it bears some resemblance to Helen McGregor in form. Beard 
is light yellow and does not contrast with the pure white effect. 
AM AIS, 1948. 

LADY MOHR (Salbach, 1944) Each ^1.50; 3 for ^4.00 

A new and altogether different addition to the interesting Wm. Mohr 
family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously unknown 
in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster-white, huge and 
slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale chartreuse or 
greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very prominent 
dark patch surrounding the beard. Lady Mohr was the center of 
interest in our garden last season, where some of the stalks reached 
4 feet in height and carried several open blooms at one time. HM 
AIS. 1944; AM, 1946. Shown on page 17. 

LAKE BREEZE (Fay, 1945) Each $1.50 

A seedling of Gloriole, with much of its charm and frosty pale blue 
tone. Lake Breeze is heavily ruffled, the falls flaring and wide with 
no haft markings. A bit deeper in color than Gloriole, slightly larger, 
the stems carrying 9 to 11 flowers. Three feet tall. HM AIS, 1945. 



1686 Pomona Avenue, 

San Jose, California. 
"We have been more than satisfied 
with the excellent service and the 
quality of your bulbs during the past 
eight years we have been ordering 
from you. Of the more than 50 va- 
rieties of bearded Iris ive have pur- 
chased from you not a one has been 
a disappointment." 

444 North Avenue, 

Haverhill, Mass. 
"Iris ivere received in perfect 
condition. Was very pleased rvith 
them. Many thanks for the extra, 
it is one ivhich I did not feel I 
could afford and so I doubly ap- 
preciate your generosity." 



4601 No. 21st Street 
Omaha 11, Nebraska. 

"I have never before receiv- 
ed a plant shipment that was 
as carefully and. expertly pack- 
ed as this one. Above all I 
ivant to express my sincere 
thanks for the free gift of 
^Golden Russet'. I was very 
thrilled when I found it." 








Every plant correctly labeled and 
sent postpaid. 

Select up to 6 from this group 



City of Lincoln 
Copper Lustre 
Elsa Sass 
Flora 2^or 

Golden Majesty 
Golden Treasure 
White Goddess 

Golden Spike 

Frank Adams 






Treasure Island 
Old Parchment 


Select at least 4 from this group 

California Gold 
Prince of Orange 
Frieda Mohr 
Los Angeles 
Golden Hind 
Midwest Gem 

Sierra Blue 

ALL 41 FOR $12.50 

(A $19.00 Volue) 

City of Lincoln 



LAKE GEORGE (K. Smith, 1945) Each ^2.00 

When this violet-blue Iris was introduced it was announced as possibly 
the "bluest" of all. A parent of Blue Valley, it still maintains a claim 
to this distinction. Self colored, the standards roundly domed, the 
falls broad and flaring straight oiTt. There are no haft markings and 
the beard is pale yellow tipped blue at the end. Medium height, a 
rapid increaser. HM. AIS, 1945. 

LATE SUN (DeForest, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 

A big bold solid yellow which has received high praise in all parts 
of the country. Flowers measure 6 inches, petals are thick and heavy, 
and of a uniform deep yellow color. Strong growing, with tall stalks 
and rampant foliage. Perfectly hardy, about 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 

LIGHTHOUSE (Salhach, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

This bright rose blend is one of the most sought after Iris we grow. 
Standards are a blend of rose and yellow; falls coppery old rose, 
with a very bright beard and glowing center. Perfectly hardy, rapid 
increaser; an Iris that is certain to add life to your planting. HM 
AIS, 1937; AM, 1940. 

LIGHTS ON (Lapham, 1946) Each ^5.00 

A new claimant for the title of, reddest Iris.' It is more of a self than 
Red Gleam, with even less of the brown in its makeup. Well shaped, 
with solid unveined hafts, velvety falls and vivid color. 30 to 36 inches 
in height. HM AIS, 1946. 

LILAC LANE (Whiting, 1947) Each ^8.00 

Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a very delicate mauve color of 
heavy substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are few, if any, 
modern Iris which resemble this one in color tone. We regard it as 
one of the loveliest new things and among Mrs. Whiting's best. 
Slightly ruffled, very refined in effect, 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1948. 

LOS ANGELES (Mohr -Mitchell, 1927) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

A beautiful white and blue plicata which ranks, despite the many 
years it has been in commerce, with the best Iris of the present 
day. Almost entirely white, the blue stitching appears near the haft. 
Blue style arms and a golden beard give it great distinction. AM AIS, 

LOUISE BLAKE (Smith, 1943) Each ^1.50; 3 for ^4.00 

Of the Amigo type, with pale sky-blue standards and velvety blue- 
purple falls edged sky-blue. Lighter in color than Amigo, otherwise 
quite similar. IIM AIS, 1914; AM, 1947. 

LOUVOIS (Cayeux, 1936) 

Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous 
fur of an animal. Breeders are stiU trying to at- 
tain an Iris that will be an improvement on this 
distinct French creation. Done in two shades of 
chocolate, it is well illustrated on page 33. Big 
flowers, medium height. HM AIS, 1939. 


Each ^3.50 

Orchid-pink in a deep tint, with golden yellow cen- 
ter. There is no veining to detract from the general 
orchid coloring except that the beard is golden yel- 
low. Flowers are large, very flaring in form, pro- 
duced on stout 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1946; 
AM, 1950. 

MAJENICA (Cook, 1941) 

Each 60c; 3 for Sl.50 

Distinct new pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon. 
This is a pleasing flower in every way with wide- 
petaled standards and falls; full, rounded and 
huge in size. Less pink and more orange than 
Eros, but a somewhat similar color effect. Height 
3 feet. HM AIS, 1943. 

MARATHON (Whiting, 1948) Each ^4.00 
Rich and smooth blending of apricot, buff and ruf- 
ous orange — a glowing color in the garden. It is 
of moderate height and size, wide form and heavy 
substance. The vigorous free blooming plants make 
it a garden show piece. 

MARION VAUGHN (Smith, 1947) 

Each ^7.50 

Standards of soft lemon ice, frosted. The falls, in- 
cluding the beard, are of the same color with a 
white flush below the beard. Both standards and 
falls are delightfully ruffled or fluted. A slight 
greenish cast gives it an especially fresh, cool and 
crisp apearance. Medium height. 

MARQUITA (Cayeux, 1931) 

Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

A well-named Iris in brilliant ivory-yellow, with 
orchraceous maroon veinings on the falls. Glorious 
ivory standards, deepening to sulphur at the base. 
Falls same color, but entirely lined maroon. Never 
enough stock to go around. AM AIS, 1936. 

MASTER CHARLES (Williamson, 1943) 

Each ^1.50; 3 for ^00 

Rich and glowing mulberry-purple, with definite 
charm and flare to the form. Standards are true 
purple, with blackish sheen blending to brown ^it 
the base. Falls the same color blended brown at 
the haft. Beard mulberry-purple tipped brown. 
Brilliant and distinctive, it is undoubtedly one of 
the finest of Longfield introductions. HM AIS, 
1944; AM, 1946. 

MATTERHORN (J. Sass, 1938) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Pure white; large but delicate in appearance. Even the beard is white. 
Three feet in height, with slender, well-branched stems and many 
flowers widely spaced. Unmatched for purit/y of color and will please 
anyone who is looking for the best white at a reasonable price. HM 
AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. 

MELANIE (Hill, 1941) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

This splendid new light pink comes to us as the finest introduction 
of H. M. Hill, of Lafontaine, Kansas. Color is orchid-pink, close to 
true pink, and there are as many as five open flowers at once on the 
40-inch stalks. HM AIS. 1941. 

MELITZA (Nesmith, 1940) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Pale ivory-flesh, particularly effective in dull weather. Much of the 
unusual color effect of this Iris is derived from the fiery tangerine- 
orange beard. No Iris that we have ever grown has increased so rap- 
idly and it is at its best on a two-year clump. Height 36 to 40 inches. 
Shown in color on page 29. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. 

MELODIST (Deforest, 1946) Each ^3.50 

A henna-colored blend on gold ground. The salmon and rose tones 
of Salar blended with the golden brown of Tobacco Road, its parents. 
38 inches. HM AIS, 1947. 

Fretty Quadroon 

MELODY LANE (Hall, 1949) Each ^10.00 

Bright glistening golden apricot, although it came from two flamingo- 
pink seedlings. The color is most attractive and new, with great 
carrying power in the garden. Many of these new shades crop out in 
the offspring from pink parents. The flowers are very large with 
some ruining, good form and a heavy brilliant tangerine beard. Early, 
with 36-inch stems. HM AIS. 1950. 

MELLOWGLOW (Whiting, 1942) Each ^3.00 

Deep peach or apricot, with a flush of pink. A highly ruffled and per- 
fectly formed Iris, with very broad and rounded standards and falls. 
The beard is extra heavy and extends far down the fall. HM AIS, 

MEXICAN MAGIC (Whiting, 1947) Each ^5.00 

A brilliant medli-y of Spanish red and copper with a strong blaze 
of blue in th? falls. Beautifully full and rounded. Medium height 
and not very well branched but a rich jewel in color and well worth 
the price. 


EIGHT FOR $45.00 

Select 5 

Ballet Dancer 
Pink Bountiful 
Gay Border 
Sky Ranger 
Spanish Peaks 
Sunset Blaze 
Blue Valley 
General Patton 

Select 3 

Melody Lane 

Rose Splendor 

TEN FOR $30.00 

Select 6 

Select 4 

New Snow 
Lights On 
Lady Boscawen 
Helen McGregor 
El Paso 
Black Ruby 
Opal Cloud 
Desert Song 

Golden Russet 

Rose Splendor 





San Antone 


Pale Dawn 


Gypsy Rose 

San Antone 


MEXICO (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each ^1.50 

Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff golden standards and 
broad plushlike falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and blended 
golden buff. A perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls slightly crinkled 
and waved at the edges. A blend rather than a Variegata. Very late. 
HM AIS, 1944. See page 18. 

MIDWEST GEM (H. Sass, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 
Bright golden apricot, more buff than yellow, with a faint cast of pink 
over the falls. Immense in stalk and flower, it is particularly attractive 
because of the odd crimped petals. HM AIS, 1937. 

MING YELLOW (Glutzbeck, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 
A yellow without a fault; clear, rich, smooth without venation, big 
and slightly waved. Lighter in tone than Golden Majesty and much 
earlier. Wide petals, very bright yellow beard. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 
1941. Shown in color on page 30. 

MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, 1942) 

Each ^1.50; 3 for ^4.00 
Massive white plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a 
broad band of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous , 
flaring falls, and this same color is repeated in the standards. The | 
whole flower is slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every way, | 
and a husky grower. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. See page 19. \ 

MINUET (Kleinsorge, 1949) Each ^6.00 

A heavily ruffled and fluted blend, predominantly old gold in color 
but with falls of delicate lavender-blue bordered with old gold. The 
finely netted haft is soft brown, the beard very rich orange. Parentage 
is Chamois x Cascade Splendor and the form of Minuet very closely 
resembles this latter parent. 40 inches tall, medium branching. Shown 
on page 14. 

MISS CALIFORNIA (Salbach, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 
Gigantic lilac-pink; one of the most satisfactory varieties we have 
ever grown. It makes great fans of purple-tinged foliage, produces 
a wealth of 4-foot stalks of great pink-toned blooms that last over a 
very long period. Does equally well in all parts of the country. HM 
AIS, 1938. Shown on page 32. 

MISSOURI (Grinter, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

A famous clear blue that won the Dykes Medal in 1937. Color is 
especially fine when afforded light shade from the afternoon sun. Sells 
out every year. 

MISTY GOLD (Schreiner, 1943) Each ^1.00 

A lovely gold-speingled, lemon-colored Iris, lemon toned and gold 
braided. Petals are ruifled and fluted, lacy and brilliant. Three feet 
tall; slender, well-branched stems. An unusual and beautiful flower. 
HM AIS, 1945. See page 34. 

MOONLIGHT MADONNA (J. Sass, 1943) Each ^1.00 
Of the same shade of lemon-ice as Elsa Sass, with larger flowers and 
flaring form. Self colored, it is the lemon-toned Iris we have been 
looking for. Tall and sturdy, a rapid increaser. HM AIS, 1943; 
AM, 1945. 

MOONLIGHT SONATA (Stevens, 1946)- Each ^7.50 

A remarkable yellow, first because it is a soft luminous yellow to 
sulphur tone, unlike such things as Elsa Sass or Moonlight Madonna. 
It seems to have more green in it, even though the introducer calls it 
a clear "lime" yellow without green! Petals are finely notched at the 
edges and the beard is the same color as the rest of the flower. Very 
distinct and good. Height just under three feet. 

MOROCCO ROSE (Loomis, 1937) Each 60c; 3 for ^1.50 
A very large rose-pink self with soft yellow glow at the heart and 
brownish cast about the haft. Still ranks among the best pinks and 
pleases all who buy it. Unlike many Iris in this color class, Morocco 
Rose is a truly big flower. Always in heavy demand. See page 44. 

MT. McKINLEY (Schreiner, 1947) Each ^2.00 

Derived from Amigo crossed with Wabash, about midway between 
these two in color tones. Elarly blooming and tall, the standards open- 
ing pale blue and fading to cool wliite. Falls are deep purple edged 
with pale blue and with a brownish haft devoid of veinings. Better 
and lower branched than the famous Wabash. 

MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, 1941 ) 

Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Aptly described by the name, this new Iris is actually something new 
and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self-colored blooms 
weD aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in color, it might 
be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded brown. The 
heavy bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 
Shown on page 23. 

New Snow 


NANKEEN (Whiting, 1947) Each ^4.00 

Clear, cool Chinese-yellow enlivened by soft rays of chrome-yellow 
smoothly spread over the whole flower. Massive in size but well pro- 
portioned and carried on tall well-branched stalks. Stays fresh and 
attractive in all kinds of weather. A radiant Iris for garden effect 
and will attract much comment when exhibited. 



Concord, New Hampshire 


NATIONAL WHITE (Weed, 1944) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 
A spectacular pure white Iris that is a giant in every way. The 
huge flowers have extra broad falls, well shaped, and the widely 
branched stalks reach over four feet in height. One of the very 
best new whites and it will make a good run for largest bloom in 
any show. 

NEW SNOW (Fay, 1946) Each ^5,00 

A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white but is as white 
as new snow. The beard is full and bright yellow, adding a great deal 
of life. This is the only color in the flower, as there are no haft 
veinings or markings. Stalk is sturdy and well branched, 40 inches 
tall, the big flowers very much ruffled and flaring. One of the world's 
best white Irises. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. See page 37. 

NEW HORIZON (Fay, 1946) Each ^4.00 

Close to true peach coloring — not pink but the delectable tint of peach 
ice cream ! Standards are a bit deeper than the falls. There are no 
haft markings of note and the beard is fiery tangerine. From the same 
breeding lines as the flamingo-pinks. Three feet or over in height and 
of good size and fine form. HIM AIS, 1947. 

OLA KALA (J. Sass, 1943) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here is 
one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and in 
addition it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely branched 
36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side. HM AIS, 
1943; AM, 1945; Dykes Medal, 1948. See page 26. 


OLD PARCHMENT (Kleinsorge, 1939 J 

Each 50c; 3 for .^1.25 

Liglit creamy tan. with golden buff overlay; a most unusual color 
break and a distinctly beautiful new Iris. Standards are domed and 
closed; falls wide and rather tailored in appearance. A perfectly huge 
bloom, heavy in sui)stance. and the longest lasting variety in our gar- 
den. HM AIS. 1940; AM, 1941. .See page 33. 

OPAL CLOUD (Kleinsorge, 1949) Each ^5.00 

A huge blend of pinkish opalescent tints. Not a pink Iris, but a 
harmony of pearl and opal and soft rose with coppery shading near 
the border of the falls. This copper suffusion is present near the hafts 
and the crests are copper colored. The over-all effect is a sort of 
terra-cotta-pink with pale violet suffusions. Cascade Splendor crossed 
with Daybreak. 42 inches tall and very well branched. 

ORANGEMAN (Waters, 1946) Each ^3.00 

A lovely huge orange self with a touch of deeper orange at the 
haft. The flower has a wonderfully smooth, well groomed look ; the 
coloring is even and rich. The tall stems. 40 inches high, are very 
well branched. An outstanding Iris in a much sought after color. 
HM AIS, 1947. 

Spanish Peaks 

ORELIO (Deforest, 1947) Each $4.00 

Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtained from Casa 
Morena crossed with Garden Flame, which will convey some idea as 
to the color of this rich new Iris. It is large, tall and well branched. 
HM AIS, 1948. 

ORMOHR (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

One of the largest Irises in existence, and especially noteworthy be- 
cause it is a seedling of Wm. Mohr. It reaches 40 inches in height, 
with several great bloonis on well-branched stalks. The color is pale 
lilac with a silvery cast, veined violet. Darker when first opening and 
in dull weather. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. 

PAILLASSE (Cayeux) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A French introduction resembling in some ways the popular Marquita, 
but with more cinnamon-rose color in the falls and considerable of 
this tint blended in the standards. The ground color is deep cream. 
A really different Iris and a good grower and free bloomer; seldom 

PALE DAWN (Fay, 1947) Each $3.50 

Palest light blue, a bit bluer than white. Large and full petaled, the 
wide falls flaring broadly on well branched 40-inch stalks. It does 
not fade and produces an abundance of flowers. 

PALE PRIMROSE (Whiting, 1946) Each $1.00 

A late, cool primrose-yellow with a touch of wax-yellow at the haft. 
Of an attractive and useful color, the form of this Iris is its real 
distinctive feature. It is oval, with standards closed and swirled at 
the top; the falls are long but so wide they nearly touch each other, 
the effect is of a huge yellow rosebud. Very latie, high branched and 
tall — most effective in back of a planting. HM AIS, 1950. 

PATRICE (Deforest, 1945) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

New white plicata which we like very much and which we regard as 
different from the many others listed. Standards light cream flushed 
pale rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed bright gold across 
the haft which is speckled rose-brown. Refined, clean and very bril- 
liant. Tall and large, with all good points. HM AIS, 1946. See 
page 19. 

PEACHBLOW (H. Sass, 1943) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A pinkish plicata with yellow ground, illustrated perfectly in color 
plate. This Iris has the remarkable faculty of "carrying power" and 
its pinkiness accents any spot where it is planted. Oval-shaped blooms 
on tall stems, nicely branched. Rapid increaser. See color plate on 
page 29. 

PIERRE MENARD (F aught, 1948) Each $15.00 

Finest of the new medium toned blues. The introducer calls it a 
Hyacinth-blue, with some of the fine netting in slightly deeper shade 
that distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canary-yellow. Very flaring 
in form, large and with broad segments, 36 to 40 inches tall. A very, 
very blue Iris. HM AIS. 1948; AM, 1950. 

PINK BOUNTIFUL (Cook, 1949) Each $8.00 

Selected as the largest and best of all the orchid-pinks raised by Paul 
Cook. Large, perfectly formed flowers with broad petals, smooth satiny 
texture and very hea\'y substance. Not to be compared with the 
flamingo pinks, it approaches this color from the orchid side and 
is in the range of Harriet Thoreau and Dreamcastle. Husky in growth 
and extremely floriferous, 38 to 40' inches tall. A very beautiful Iris! 

PINK CAMEO (Fay, 1946) Each $3.00 

One of the new series of "flamingo" pinks — a true pink devoid of 
violet influence — the kind of pink Iris we have all been wishing to 
see. Color is described as pale cameo-pink, a self, with a startling 
tangerine beard, like a tongue of flame on the hafts. An Iris of good 
size, 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1946 ; AM, 1948. 

PINK FORMAL (Muhlestein, 1949) Each $20.00 

A new deep pink which is conceded to be sensational. It is large in 
size and very tall, with red-tangerine beard. Very few plants for sale. 
HM AIS, 1949. 

PINK REFLECTION (Cook, 1942) Each $i.00 

Chamois-skin-pink self, a peculiar and enchanting shade unlike any- 
thing else. There seems to be a fleeting buff undertone. A crisp and 
clean cut flower, flaring in form, with very heavy texture. The beard 
is lemon. Height 3 feet; very late. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

PINK RUFFLES (Smith, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Solidly colored lilac-pink that might be classed as an intermediate 
because of its low growth — about 24 to 28 inches. The flowers are 
self colored and heavily fluted and ruffled, produced in great number. 
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. 


HE ^rst duty of any garden flower 
is to supply color and lots of it — 
and to the degree a plant 
does this one job it is either a striking 
success or a flat failure. 
Consider, then, how well the genus 
Iris fulfills this requirement. Do 
you want a bold splash of color that 
can be seen a block away? Or a 
refined pastel effect that will look 
positively ethereal on a misty morning? 
You can have either — or both, 
with Iris. 

In planning any kind of color 

effect in the garden one needs a 

flower that is big-hearted, 

lavish with its blooms, easy to care for, 

adaptable to a wide range of 

climate and soil. It cant be too 

expensive, and it must increase three 

or four fold each year, so the color 

mass you can get from very few 

plants will be great enough in 

a year or two to be completely 

satisfying. Feiv garden flowers will 

meet these stiff requirements, 

but the Iris certainly will, with good 

measure and running over. 

Franklin Cook 

PINK SENSATION (David Hall, 1948) Each ^12.00 

From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of pink Irises we 
selected this new creation when it first flowered in the spring of 
1946. That same year it was seen and admired by many Iris critics, 
including Mr. Harry Randall, president of the Iris Society of England, 
who gave it special mention in his review of American Iris visits. 
True delicate light pink, without any influence of lilac or salmon 
tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or orange-red beard, it is 
just the kind of pink Iris you have been wanting. PINK SENSATION 
is a large flower, full and rounded in form, with laciniated petal 
edges. Extremely early — one of the very first of the tall bearded to 
come into flower. Height about 33 inches. Shovm on page 41. HM 
AIS, 1950. 

PINNACLE (Stevens, 1949) Each ^12.00 

With standards of clear sparkling white and well formed broad feills 
of clean primrose-yellow this is really something new in Iris. Bred in 
New Zealand; it is a good grower vnth perfect branching on three- 
foot stems. Very much in demand and will sell out early. HM AIS, 

PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, 1939) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true, but 
it simply has to be seen to be realized. The blendings of peach, 
apricot, rose, copper and gold are so well done that one is at a loss 
to describe it adequately. The picture on page 27 is fairly accurate, 
however, and leaves but little to the imagination. A fine big flower 
that will give you a thrill every time you look at it. HM AIS, 1937; 
AM, 1941; Dykes Medal, 1943. 

PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each ^12.00 
Smooth, metallic, light copper-brovra or pale tan, with a hint of 
lavender and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form 
— wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard 
is brown. It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much more 
life and attraction than these coppery tans usually provide. The one 
seed pod from whence it came (Mexico x Tobacco Road) produced 
at least six of these interesting blends and we selected this and 
VOODOO as the best and most novel in color. Height 33 to 36 inches. 
It is shown on page 35. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. 

POT O' GOLD (Grant, 1941) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

The most brilliant intense yellow Iris we grow. About the size of 
Golden Hind and much like it in form and size, but even deeper and 
richer in color. Some of our visitors select it over all other yellows. 
Medium size, three feet tall. 

PRINCE OF ORANGE (Kleinsorge, 1940) 

Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

A seedling of Far West and Naranja. Solid golden orange, one of the 
richest things in the garden picture. Flowers of medium size, very 
flaring in form, widely spaced along the branching stems. HM AIS, 
1942; AM, 1944. 


Spun Gold 

PROSPECTOR (Kleinsorge, 1950) Each ^12.00 

Shown on the back cover. Deepest golden yellow . . . almost an 
orange . . . with the falls carrying a bold patch of clean ivory- 
white. For combined depth of color and brilliance at the same time 
PROSPECTOR has no equal amongst the yellows. The amply large 
flowers are produced abundantly; they are well formed with widely 
flaring falls and closed standards. Height about 34 to 36 inches. 
Of the many first rate yellow Iris available these days there are none 
quite like this one. 

RADIANT (Salbach, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Standards of burnished golden bronze; falls glowing copper-red; one 
of the most strikingly brilliant Iris obtainable. Of better than average 
size, well branched. Produces an immense quantity of bloom and in- 
creases rapidly. HM AIS, 1938. 

RADIATION (Hall, 1948) Each ^10.00 

A pleasing tone of orchid-pink, the standards and falls the same color, 
with a remarkable deep tangerine beard and burnt-orange glow at 
the heart. Standards of the large flowers are domed, the falls semi- 
flaring and very wide. A more intensely colored flower than Cherie or 
Heritage it produces a most vivid pink garden picture. Heavy sub- 
stance and sturdy grovrth on 32-inch well branched stalks. HM AIS, 
1948; AM. 1950. Shown in color on page 37. 

RAJAH BROOKE (Norton, 1945) Each ^1.35; 3 for ^3.50 

Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze; the falls deep pigeon- 
blood-red. Haft is solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the 
flower an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish. Rajah Brooke is 
an Iris in luxurious, subdued hues remindful of an Oriental rug. 
HM AIS, 1946. In color on page 19. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each ^1.50; 3 for ^4.00 

Dark but very bright almost true crimson-red. A decided self, vnth 
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little vena- 
tion. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and lots 
of them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large, 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown on page 18. 




Thotmes 111 

RELENTLESS (Cook, 1948) Each ^7.00 

Solid deep red with color pure and rich throughout the whole flower, 
even extending over the hafts. Medium large in size with excellent 
substance and texture; it does not fade or spot. Yellow beard. Over 
three feet tall, blooming midseasoji to late. HM AIS, 1950. 

REMEMBRANCE (Hall, 1942) Each ^1.00 

Of a bewildering number of pink blends raised by David Hall, this 
appears to be the best. Although the predominant note is a delightful 
shade of light pink, there is enough yellow in the big flowers to class 
it as a blend. Well shaped, with very strong stems, it is 38 inches 
tall. Limited stock. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 

RICH RAIMENT (Craig, 1949) Each ^10.00 

One of the newest "fancy" plicatas, with such an all-over pattern as 
to appear as a solid rich red-brovra. The under color is creamy 
yellow-buff, completely threaded and dotted with a heavy pattern of 
deep burgundy-red-brown. A big flower on 34-inch stem. HM AIS, 

ROCKET (Whiting, 1945) Each ^5.00 

Here is an Iris the name of which is truly indicative of its rise to fame. 
An orange self, the standards pure deep chrome and the falls orange- 
chrome almost to the edge. There is a burnished finish on the falls 
which lends extra depth to tlie color. Ideal form, nice branching and 
grows to 3 feet. HM AIS, 1945; AM. 1947. 

RODEO (DeForest, 1947) Each ^5.00 

Brighter color in the same pattern as Tiffanja and much larger than 
that distinct and popular Iris. Standards clear gold, falls white, edged 
with gold. Style-arms are gold and the beard brown tipped with gold. 
The light marking, or stitcliing, is brown. As big and conspicuous as 
a "ten-gallon" hat. hence the name. HM AIS, 1949. 

ROSE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each ^4.00 

The picture on page 36 is a very close likeness, although the Iris is 
actually more pink than this would indicate. When fully opened it is 
ver)' pink indeed, a luscious color remindful of a ripe Watermelon 
except for the slight coppery tints. About 3 feet in height, a strong 
grower, well branched. Unlike any other near pinks in this catalog. 
HM AIS, 1948. 

ROSE TOP (H. Sass, 1941) Each ^1.50 

This bright rose-pink plicata provided the greatest surprise of our 
1945 season. Blooming after every other Iris had passed, not many 
visitors saw it. Highly ruffled, the big blossoms of deep cream have a 
heavy pattern of vivid rose-pink stitching which seems to possess ex- 
ceptional carr>'ing quality. Viewed a block distant it looked like a red 
and white bicolor. HM AIS. 1943. 

RED GLEAM (Lapham, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 

Here is the red Iris that actually looks red and has been declared the 
nearest approach to scarlet thus far obtained in this flower. It is of 
good size, of beautiful semi-flaring form. 3 feet in height and a free 
bloomer. Texture is velvety but excitindy brilliant. HM AIS, 1940; 
AM, 1941. 

RED TORCH (H Sass, 1947) Each ^3.00 

Standards rich deep buff or bronze-gold, falls pure velvety red — quite 
the nearest true red of any Iris, solid to the edge. There is not the 
sharp contrast found in true variegatas. thus this Iris might be termed 
a blend or variegata-blend. Of moderate height and size, the flowers 
perfectly formed and decidedly flaring. HM AIS, 1947. 

RED VALOR (Nicholls, 1939) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A superb big red that has been gaining popularity each season. A 
garnet-red self with brown beard. It won the Roman Gold Medal in 
1940; the HM of the AIS in 1941, and the AM in 1943. Because it is 
absolutely hardy and has given satisfaction everywhere, it is in great 
demand and stock remains scarce. 

RED WARD (Cook, 1942) Each ^2.00 

Deepest crimson-red — an approach to red from the purple side with- 
out the orange or brown influence as in the case of the 3 varieties 
listed just above. A large and brilliant Iris with widely flaring velvety 
falls. HM AIS, 1945. 

REDWYNE (McKee, 1945) Each ^3.50 

Deep but bright mahogany red self. The medium size flowers are 
solidly colored, including a smooth haft, and the finish is particularly 
velvety. Beard is bronze-gold. One of the "reddest" Irises, especially 
brilliant in the garden. HM AIS, 1945. 

ROYAL SCOTT (Hall, 1944) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A tall and large flowered red trimmed plicata of a pleasing tone of 
burgundy-red. It is so heavily trimmed that at a distance it gives a 
red effect. Form, substance and stem are good, and it increases fast 
and blooms freely. HM AIS, 1944. 

RUBIENT (Whiting, 1942) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A taller, much redder Amigo. Standards are rich Pansy-purple, very 
brilliant ; the falls blackish red-purple vrith a neat edge the same tone 
as the standards. Stems reached a height of over 40 inches in our 
garden. Picture on page 45. 

RUSSET WINGS (Wills, 1946) Each ^4.50 

Smoothly blended big flowers of gold, copper and apricot — a russet 
colored self. Form is faultless, with wide standards perfectly held 
and flaring falls ruffled at the edges. Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 

SABLE (Cook, 1938) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Almost black; a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with blue 
beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should possess: large 
size, reasonably tall stalks, thick substance and a wonderfully lustrous 
sheen. Everybody wants Sable. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940. See 
page 30. 

SALAMONIE (Cook, 1946) Each ^5.00 

Exquisite light pink blend, richly yet delicately colored, combining 
the best features of its parents, Majenica and Pink Reflection. A self 
in garden effect, the flowers holding their color well in any weather. 
Standards light pinkish cinnamon; falls light Congo-pink; flowers 5 
inches in diameter. A strong grower and free bloomer. HM AIS, 1946. 


SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each ^4.00 

Illustrated on page 36. A deep tan or sand-brown self, imposing in 
size and manner of growth, with extra broad falls and beautiful form. 
The immense buds unfold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many 
to the stem. Just enough ruffling to lend grace. HM AIS, 1948. 

SAVAGE (Craig, 1949) Each ^10.00 

Broadly flaring flower in a new and different shade of red ... a subtle 
blending of bronze and magenta. A real eye catcher with brilliant 
color hard to describe. 34 inches tall. Few plants. 

SEA LARK (Muhlestein, 1946) Each ^3.00 

Soft violet-blue with a slaty cast, both standards and falls having a 
central patch of purple shading. Different from any other Iris. Free 
blooming, nicely formed, it grew to almost four feet on a two-year 
clump. HM AIS, 1947. 

SHARON KAY (DeForest, 1946) Each ^2.00 

An extraordinary "pinky" Iris of great size and delectable soft color- 
ing, most unusual in the oval shape of the great flowers and in their 
bright orchid-like shade. Style arms are white tinted lilac and the 
beard is white tipped orange inside the throat. jMagnificent as a 
clump. Height 38 inches. 

SHINING WATERS (Essig, 1933) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 
Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an azure sky in crystal 
waters. Imposing flower and plant, 4 feet tall. A bit tender in severe 

SIERRA BLUE (Essig, 1932) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

A soft, clean, enamel-like blue. It is of tall and stately habit, some- 
times reaching over 5 feet, with many buds to the stalk. Deeper in 
tone than Shining Waters and more hardy. In 1935 it won the Dykes 
Medal and is a consistent flower show winner. 

SKY RANGER (Hall, 1948) Each ^7.50 

Very tall— up to 54 inches — this stately and heavily ruffled medium 
blue dominates the Iris garden. The three-way branched stems open 
one flower each at a time, excellently spaced. The flowers are large, 
of very attractive form and good substance. It is so strong and vig- 
orous that it has held up in storms when shorter and smaller varieties 
have gone down. HM AIS, 1949. 

SNOQUALMIE (Brehm, 1938) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

A solid deep cream ; even in tone, large in size and of leathery texture. 
Creamy Irises tie into the garden picture well and are admirably used 
with the reds and Variegatas as well as with the blues and purples. 
This is one of the best, hardy and free blooming. 

SNOW FLURRY (Rees, 1939) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Standards pure icy white, beautifully ruffled. Falls big, broad and 
pure white. They are waved and crimped at the edges, semi-flaring 
and abundantly produced on stems reaching 4 feet. Early and long 
lasting. Note the color plate on page 12. 

SNOW KING (H. Sass, 1935) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

Regal in bearing, with broadly flaring great white blossoms lit with 
gold in the throat. Heavy of substance, bold and strong in growing 
habit. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1937. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, 1944) Each ^2.00 

This grand new red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent years. 
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No haft 
venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of the 
plushlike falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. Shown in 
color on page 34. 

SOUTHERN SNOW (Beck, 1947) Each ^1.50 

A new white Iris originated in Chattanooga, Tenn.. and which fills 
every qualification for an ideal white. Quite early, the standards and 
falls are both full and broad, very heavy in texture, and as white as 
purity itself. The heavy beard is yellow. Increases very fast and 
flowers abundantly. 3 feet. 

SPANISH PEAKS (Loomis, 1947) Each ^7.50 

One of the really great new Irises of the day, from the hybridizer 
who gave to the world the famous Elmohr. Spanish Peaks may prove 
to be the supreme white of all — a pure clean flower of immense pro- 
portions, no yellow on the haft or in the throat. It has everything, 
including giant size, graceful form, tall stems and perfect branching. 
HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. Photo on page 39. 

SPINDRIFT (Loomis, 1944) Each ^1.50 

Translucent, delicate seashell or coral-pink, with fiery tangerine beard 
to accentuate the color. This Iris achieved wide acclaim when shown 
as a seedling under the number TQ-70. Well branched, with stiff, 
willo^vy stems. HM AIS, 1945. 

SPUN GOLD (Glutzbeck, 1940) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

Perhaps the most famous yellow Iris ever introduced. It has all of 
the desired qualities of size, good branching, tall stems and rich solid 
yellow color. Eagerly sought after because of its fine record; stock 
has remained scarce. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1942; Dykes Medal, 1944. 
See page 41. 

STARDOM (Hall, 1941) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Termetl onion-skin-pink by the color chart, this fine Iris is not really 
pink at all, but rather a smooth blend of coppery pink and apricot- 
buff. It has also been called salmon-rose. Beard is tangerine or bril- 
liant orange. With its large blooms and luscious color it is certain 
to please you. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. 

SUKEY OF SALEM (Nesmith, 1946) Each ^2.50 

A blended self of ochre-red and rose with a brown flush on upper part 
of the falls. Not a dull Iris for it is brimming with bright blended 
colors so cleverly intermingled it is difficult to describe. Broad pet- 
aled, flaring, over 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1946. 

SULTAN'S ROBE (Salbach, 1945) Each ^2.00 

This new Iris comes to us with a flattering recommendation. Some- 
thing different in the way of Oriental coloring — standards Van Dyke 
red to deep old rose; falls the same with golden overlay, especially 
on the upper half. There is a dash of violet-blue in the center of each 
fall. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1946. 

SUNRAY (Hall, 1950) Each ^10.00 

A large ruffled light yellow of quite ideal form and extra heavy sub- 
stance. One parent is the pink Floradora. These pinks give a sheen 
and brilliance to their offspring rarely found in yellows. Tlie 36-inch 
stem and branching is excellent. It is a fast increaser, hardy and an 
outstanding parent for ruffled pinks and yellows. A well grown stem 
of Sunray is well nigh the perfect Iris. 

SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each ^7.50 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a red, but with 
so much of the gold influence in it that it is not really a red Iris. 
You have seen the sun look much like this just before it sinks over 
the horizon. Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft and 
beard are bright golden yellow. A most impressive flower, blooming 
very early on widely branched stalks reaching 42 inches. Winner of 
the President's cup at the AIS convention in 1949. HM AIS, 1949. 

SUZETTE (Knoivlton, 1945) Each ^3.00 

A creamy yellow plicata with edgings of maroon on the standards 
and upper portion of the falls. .Style arms are sort of rose-brown. 
A bit like Patrice in general effect but more yellow in garden effect. 
Large in size, a good grower, 40 inches in height. HM AIS, 1945. 

SYLVIA MURRAY (Norton, 1944) Each ^1.35 

This new blue is derived from Great Lakes crossed with Shining 
Waters, lighter in color than either of the parents and with the silvery 
smoothness of pale blue silk. Enormous flowers, 40-inch stems, alto- 
gether a grand blue Iris. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. 

TALLY-HO (Hall, 1949) Each ^10.00 

The upper part of the falls is c'ose to the deep coloring seen in 
bright fuchsia colored Orchids. Ir.c domed standards and lower part 
of the falls are lighter. This is somsthing new, pleasing and different! 
The 32-inch stems are stout but a little closely branched for such large 
flowers. It is a wonderful parent — when crossed with clear flamingo- 
pinks it throws orchid-pinks, golden apricots, and some burgundy 
shades. It is one of the parents of Heritage. Pink Sensation, Fuchsia, 
and others scheduled for introduction. HM AIS, 1950. 

THE ADMIRAL (Hall, 1941) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark 
shade. The form, finish and substance are outstanding. Withstands 
either sun, wind or rain equally well, lasts long in bloom and makes 
a wonderful garden clump. Bluish beard lends depth to the color. 
HM AIS, 1940; AM. 1944. Shown in color on page 44. 


THE CAPITOL (Maxwell-Norton, 1945) Each ^1.35 

Combinaticm of gleaming cream-white standards and falls with the 
most brilliant flame-orange beard and haft. Texture of the petals is 
Magnolia-like, beautifully formed, and the "house afire" beard lies on 
the falls like a gorgeous caterpillar. Tall growing and splendidly 
branched. HM AIS. 1946. Picture on page 27. 

THE RED DOUGLAS fj. Sass, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for ^2.00 

Simply colossal in size, as smooth and heavy as a piece of richest 
plush. It is deep rosy wine-red, solid at the haft, with a brownish cast 
near the center; beard rich orange. Not the reddest Iris but the 
coloring is gorgeously deep and intense. Dykes Medal. 1941. 

THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, 1950) Each ^15.00 

Nine years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then the Klein- 
sorge "browns" have become known and grown the world over . . . deep 
browns, pale tans, sultry blends in many hues. This newest one is 
medium light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan with a 
light bronze beard. It is a gigantic Iris with extra broad falls and 
heavy texture. 40 inches tall. The name? Well, in ancient times an 
Egyptian Pharoah named THOTMES III sent an expedition into 
Syria to collect plants for his homeland. His men brought back, 
among other things, rhizomes of the Iris and to this day the inscrip- 
tions and carvings on his temple walls record this interesting bit of 
Iris history. Here is an Iris worthy to be named for this pioneer Iris 
collector! See page 42. 

THREE CHEERS (Cook, 1945) Each ^2.50 

An amazingly brilliant bicolor similar to Amigo in pattern, but tall — 
42 inches — and richer and bolder in contrast. Standards blue-white; 
falls semi-flaring with narrow border like the standards. A Wabash 
seedling. HM AIS, 1946. 

THREE OAKS (Whiting, 1943) Each ^2.00 

This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges last 
season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink and 
copper, and on very tall stems, it was one of the sensations of our 
garden. Lasts over an extra long period. Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 
1945; AM, 1949. 

TIFFANJA (DeForest, 1942) Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A new and unique plicata, having good form and thick substance. 
Smooth and clean cut ; standards colonial buff ; falls creamy white, 
definitely bordered buff, brushed at the haft and speckled around the 
border with light brown. This is a-iig flower, 42 inches tall. HM AIS, 
1944; AM, 1946. Shown in color on page 28. 

TIFFANY (H. Sass, 1938) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Soft but decidedly yellow in color, with abundant stitching of bronzy 
pinkish violet. A gracefully frilled flower of full proportions; very 
large, vigorous growing, reasonably tall. About the best of the low- 
priced yellow plicatas and will give any of them a run for their money. 
HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1943. Shown on page 33. 

TOBACCO ROAD (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each ^2.50 

When this Iris first opened in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden, it was so 
different, so remarkable in both color and form, that we lost all in- 
terest in the many other splendid seedlings in the same garden. 
Tobacco Road is a golden tobacco-brown self. Standards are upright 
and almost closed, with heavy midribs. The falls are broad, very wide 
at the haft and held stiffly horizontal. Height 32 to 36 inches, very 
good branching. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946.- 

TRANQUIL MOON (Cook, 1948) Each ^9.00 

A most novel new thing with light yellow to deep cream standards and 
silvery white falls bordered the yellow of the standards. Hafts are 
likewise shaded yellow. The falls of this Iris are extra wide and flare 
out almost flat, as in Tobacco Road and Ballet Dancer. Large, thick 
petaled and sparkling; 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1950. 


TREASURE ISLAND (Kleinsorge, 1937) 

Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

A truly gigantic flower of bright clear yellow, slightly lighter in the 
center of the falls. Tall stems, a fast increaser and easy grower. We 
have sold more rhizx)mes of Treasure Island than of any Iris we have 
ever introduced. You will not be disappointed in this splendid yellow. 
AM AIS, 1945. 


TRULY YOURS (Fay, 1949) Each .^20.00 

The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, shading off to 
almost white at the top of the standards and the bottom of the falls. 
The entire flower is ruffled and edged in lace, like ChantUly. Un- 
opened buds are yellow, because the undersides of the falls are yellow 
although faced white on top! Gigantic in size, 38 inches tall; very 
late. HM AIS, 1949. 

TWILIGHT SKY (Fay, 1949) Each ^7.50 

A pink of exceptional form and substance with pink buds and red 
beard. Parentage is Pink Cameo x Floradora. Mr. Fay considers this 
the best out of hundreds of seedlings raised for clear pinks. It is of 
lovely form and tailored appearance, a soft clean clear pink with red 
tinged beard. 35 inches tall. HM AIS, 1950. 

VATICAN PURPLE (Whiting, 1943) Each ^2.00 

Of bold stature and splendid form, this is one of the most striking 
newcomers in an old color class that welcomes such improvements. 
Deep but bright blue-purple, silky in finish but heavy in texture, 
without haft markings. It has wide-spreading falls and 3-foot stems. 
A good picture of it on page 20. HM AIS, 1943. 

VOODOO (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each ^3.50 

A very dark combination of rich chocolate-brown standards and black- 
ish red-brown falls, the entire flower crimped and ruffled at the edges. 
The broad falls are held stiffly horizontal and the wide standards 
appear close together and erect. Average size, medium height. A very 
rich piece of color and an abundant bloomer. It is a sister seedling 
of Pretty Quadroon. 

WABASH (Williamson, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for ^1.25 

Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered white 
— the most striking amoena of all. Very tall, branched above the 
middle of the stalk with a profusion of large, slightly ruffled bloesoms. 
The color plate on page 33 shows this popular Iris in perfect detail. 
HM AIS. 1937; AM, 1938. Awarded the Dykes Medal in 1940. 

WHITE GODDESS (Nesmith, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for ^L25 
Large glistening white with domed standards. Both the standards and 
falls are slightly ruffled, the latter arched and flaring. 40 inches tall, 
a vigorous grower. HM AIS, 1936. 

VICE-REGAL (Miles, 1946) Each ^L50; 3 for ^00 

Here is a brand new Iris from Canada, one of the most richly colored 
seedlings we have ever grown. The standards and falls are almost 
identical in color, but the velvet of the latter makes them appear 
slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft marking — a supreme shade of 
glowing bronzy red-purple with bronze beard. 33 inches tall. Shown 
on page 18. HM AIS, 1947. 

WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, 1941 ) 

Each ^1.00; 3 for ^2.50 

A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring falls, snow- 
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branching is excellent 
and the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. This is surely one 
of our best whites. HM AIS, 1942. See page 41. 

WM. MOHR (Mohr, 1925) Each 40c; 3 for ^1.00 

The entire bloom is a self of pale rosy lilac closely netted and veined 
deep violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. A mammoth 
flower of medium height, with small foliage. Does better if divided 
and transplanted at least every other year. Makes very small rhizomes 

ZANTHA (Fay, 1947) Each ^6.00 

A very large deep yeUow self, clear and clean, with a rich yellow 
beard and no haft marking. Perfection in form, tailored and flaring, 
the 3-foot stems widely branched. This Iris won the President's Cup 
in 1947. HM AIS, 1947. 



From a single rhizome planted in 
1942 this crowded chimp was overdue 
for dividing in 1947. Note rhizomes 
growing over one another in center of 

After being dug, clump was cleaned 
with stream from hose. Note that healthy, 
growing rhizomes circle the clump, 
while those in the center have very few 
white feeding roots. 

Healthy, growing rhizomes are separ- 
ated from old bloomstalks. Some prefer 
"doubles" as in foreground for replant- 
ing. Wash rhizomes thoroughly before 


is taken from the new book: "THE IRIS, AN IDEAL HARDY 
PERENNIAL," recently published by the American Iris Society. This 
is as nearly complete as the experts have been able to make it — chapters 
on the various groups, types and species, every phase of culture, the fine 
points of Iris breeding, diseases and pests, all about the American Iris 
Society, Iris judging, photography, uses of Irises in the garden, and so on. 
226 pages, well illustrated. Heavy paper binding, ^1.50; permanent 
cloth binding, ^2.50. Send your order to us and we will ship promptly. 


membership in which will bring you four meaty bulletins per year. This 
is the best way to keep informed on Iris progress, the latest awards, what 
the experts think. These bulletins are really books themselves, generally 
containing 100 pages or over per copy. Dues 13.50 per year and well 
worth it. Send your remittance to us, we will enter membership for you. 


For Garden Clubs and other interested groups, we suggest the fol- 
lowing two sources for programs of Iris in color: 

The American Iris Society 
444 Chestnut St., 
Nashville 10, Tenn. 

Dr. Philip G. Corliss, 
Somerton, Arizona 

Write to either or both for further information and advise the dates 


WhOe it is true that Irises are among the easiest of all plants to grow, 
anyone who plans to grow even a few Irises should not be content to 
achieve merely indifferent results. Most Irises will succeed well in any 
type of soil from almost pure sand to stiff clay. Where one may choose, 
a medium heax^y, fairly well enriched soil — in other words, ordinary good 
garden soil — is to be preferred. Go easy on fertilizers, especially animal 
fertilizer; this sometimes promotes lush growth and eventual rot! Bone 
meal, well worked in, is safe, and good. 

Don't plant in deeply shaded situation, and avoid places where roots 
of large trees or big shrubs rob the soil of plant food and moisture. 
Be sure drainage is good. 

Plant at least two feet apart ; after first year, sparse appearance will 
have vanished. If immediate effect is desired, plant in groups of three 
of a kind, about a foot apart, the groups at 3-foot intervals. 


Although comparatively free from garden enemies, soft rot of the 
rhizomes or spotting of the foliage sometimes manifests itself. The 
former, usually the result of poor drainage or an over-wet season, can 
be controlled by cutting back to sound tissue or replanting. Leaf spot, 
like the measles, is not fatal. Cut away and burn infected foliage and 
dust wath copper or Bordeaux solution. For more detailed information 
on any of these subjects, drop a post card and ask for our 3-page leaflet 
on "Culture of Bearded Iris." It will be sent without charge to anyone 
requesting it. 


A new product has come to the front in combating borer. So many 
people have used it successfully that we are glad to recommend it to 
our customers. Write to Gray Incorporated, 7217 Division St., River 
Forest, Illinois, for Gray's Iris Borer Eradicator, $1j50 for a 16-oz. bottle. 


WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, top quality and size, 
free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a live and healthy 
condition. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please notify 
us promptly. 

TO CUSTOMERS IN CANADA: We ship many orders to Canada 
every year. There is a simple procedure which all Canadians must follow, 
however, in order to import Iris or other plant material. Make out the 
list of items wanted, state name and address of firm you are ordering from 
and send it to the Plant Import Division of your Department of Agri- 
culture at Ottawa. They in turn will send you a permit number and 
labels. Then you send your order, including the permit label, to us in 
the usual way. 


This catalog is free to all customers of record over a 2-year period, otherwise 
copies may be obtained for 25c and this amount deducted from first order. 


IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue tlirough the 
summer and early fall. Earliest shipments will go to those who simply 
MUST have the plants early, but it is obviously impossible for us to 
deliver thousands of orders at the outset. During July and August we 
will ship constantly in the sequence as received. Your success is assured 
if planted any time during this period, but early ordering is advisable 
to avoid stock being sold short. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express, whichever 
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from postal address. 

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Before planting a new bed of Iris, dig 
in plant food and cultivate well. When 
ready to plant, dig two slanting holes, 
leaving a dividing ridge in the center. 

Place rhizome directly over center of 
ridge and spread feeding roots evenly to 
each side. By spreading roots to either 
side, the plant is securely anchored. 

Pull dirt towards plant from either 
side. By pressing on top of root, proper 
planting depth may be regulated. Firm 
with foot and water well. 


Beginning in 1950 The American Iris Society established this select group of famous popular varieties. They 
have won this enviable position either by having been one of the Hundred Favorites (below) for ten years or by 
leading the Symposium. Thus they are, so to speak, above and beyond the annual list of 100 Favorites! Here they 
are for 1951 : 

Great Lakes 

Prairie Sunset 
Fair Elaine 

City of Lincoln 
Los Angeles 
Golden Majesty 
China Maid 
The Red Douglas 
Golden Treasure 

Shining Waters 
Elsa Sass 

Sierra Blue 
Treasure Island 
Snow Flurry 


Selected by Accredited Judges of the A. I. S. 






Three Cheers 

76. Suzette 


Blue Rhythm 




Cloud Castle 

77. Indiana Night 


Helen McGregor 


Moonlight Madonna 



78. Lynn Langford 


Blue Shimmer 




Lake George 

79. Pierre Menard 


Master Charles 


Sylvia Murray 


Arab Chief 

80. Tea Rose 


Lady Mohr 


Tobacco Road 



81. Jasmine 


Berkeley Gold 




Mary Vernon 

82. The Capitol 


Snow Flurry 


Easter Bonnet 


Deep Velvet 

83. Snow Velvet 


Bryce Canyon 




Captain Wells 

84. Carousel 


Cascade Splendor 


The Admiral 



85. Gudrun 




Black Forest 


Grand Canyon 

86. Misty Gold 


New Snow 


Argus Pheasant 


Katherine Fay 

87. Esquire 


Solid Mahogany 


Cloth of Gold 


Red Torch 

88. Melanie 






Golden Ruffles 

89. Frank Adams 




Casa Morena 


Minnie Colquitt 

90. White Wedgewood 


Lady Boscawen 




Staten Island 

91. Harriet Thoreau 




Spun Gold 


Rose Splendor 

92. Daybreak 


Tiff an j a 


Golden Fleece 



93. Lilac Lane 




Desert Song 


Red Valor 

94. Pretty Quadroon 


Pink Cameo 


Spanish Peaks 


And Thou 

95. Mellowglow 


Azure Skies 


Winter Carnival 



96. Rainbow Room 


Garden Glory 




Pink Reflection 

97. Golden Russet 




Violet Symphony 



98. Redward 


Blue Valley 


Snow Carnival 


Lord Dongan 

99. Ming Yellow 


Mulberry Rose 





100. Vatican Purple